Karl Klotz visited the University Park Fire Department this week to photograph their new tower ladder.
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The fifth new Spartan/Crimson 103′ rear mount aerial in Chicago will be assigned to Truck 59. That makes Truck Companies 9, 31, 51, 56, & 59 the recipients of the five aerials that have been delivered to date. Each of these companies currently runs with a 1996 Seagrave except Truck 51, which has a 1995 Seagrave, the oldest ladder in front line service in Chicago. After these new rigs go into service, there will be two remaining 1996 Seagrave trucks that are assigned to Trucks 61 and 62.
As a side note, there are three 1996 HME 1871/Simon-LTI 100′ tower ladders currently assigned to Tower 21, Tower 37, and Tower 39. Due to an accident with their 2002 Pierce Dash Tower Ladder, Tower 34 is running again with their 1988 E-ONE Hurricane 95′ tower ladder.
Cicero companies pulled up to a fire at 5318 west 30 Place on Monday night and found a fully involved Chicago bungalow. They upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which brought mutual aid companies from throughout MABAS Division 11. Tim Olk took in the alarm and arrived after the fire was knocked down. He submitted the following images of the scene.
Chicago Heights responded to a fire yesterday in a vacant two-story building. On arrival, the first companies had a 35×40 building with heavy smoke conditions. The fire, which is considered to be of a suspicious origin, destroyed the building which consisted of apartments over a vacant store front. Several fire departments including Matteson, Park Forest, South Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Steger, Crete, and Homewood assisted Chicago Heights. The fire, which was reported around 11AM was in the 200 block of US Route 30.
Tim Olk was on the scene and submitted these images. Tim has a complete gallery which can be seen HERE.
A brief article from CBS Chicago is HERE.
Steve Redick submitted several images from the 3-11 yesterday on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago which was mentioned HERE. The fire included a response 6-3-1, one of Chicago’s foam units which deployed high-expansion foam into the building in an effort to extinguish the fire. Steve arrived on-scene later than he would have liked, but still captured many images while the suppression effort was active.
A complete gallery of Steve’s images and a video from this fire can be seen HERE.
updated with more photos at 11:45PM
Oak Lawn pulled a 2-11 late this afternoon for fire in a strip mall on 95th Street. Hank Sajovic was on the scene within minutes and submitted several terrific images of the buildings before companies got water to the front. The shots depict firefighters in the rear where the fire was discovered at Eva’s Bridal Shop and then the progression of heavy smoke and fire out the front on 95th Street as the fire spread to the Radio Shack next door.
The Oak Lawn Fire Department stations and apparatus can be seen HERE.
The Tri-State FPD, in MABAS Division 10 received a new 100′ tower ladder this year which was built by Smeal. It has a Spartan Chassis with a Gladiator Evolution cab which has trim offered exclusively to Smeal which is called their Sirius cab.